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ACTH

 (ā′sē′tē′āch′)
n.
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisol and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.

[a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone).]

ACTH

n
(Biochemistry) adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders. Also called: corticotrophin

ACTH

a hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids in the cortex of the adrenal glands.
Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.
[1940–45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic)h(ormone)]

ACTH

(ā′sē′tē-āch′)
Short for adrenocorticotropic hormone. A hormone secreted by a lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisone and related hormones.
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Noun1.ACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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ACTH

abbr adrenocorticotropic hormone. V. hormone.
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It helps distinguish whether the etiology is central or peripheral.10 Past studies reveal that Inferior petrosal sinus sampling has a sensitivity of 96 - 100% in determining the case of elevated ACTH.11 Here we present a case of a 67 years old female with Cushing syndrome secondary to carcinoid tumour of the lung in which BIPSS helped determine the cause of elevated serum cortisol levels.
This means that when ACTH is released, it both signals the adrenals to release Cortisol and the brain to decrease the release of CRH.
Secondary: The pituitary gland is not producing enough ACTH to stimulate the adrenal glands.
Urgent ACTH stimulation test was carried out with 0.25 mg synthectin.
VGB was used in 88% of the children while ACTH was given to 50%.
The ACTH stimulation test involves injection of artificial ACTH to see if your cat's body responds with an excess of Cortisol production.
[3] The usual test to diagnose adrenal insufficiency is the synthetic ACTH stimulation test.
When the ACTH levels were compared, the pre-treatment mean was 27 pg/mL (11.7-60), and the post-treatment mean was 23.3 pg/mL (1.2-63).
Due to excess androgens there may be precocious puberty or failure of puberty to occur (sexual infantilism: absent or delayed puberty); ambiguous genitalia, in some females, such that it can be initially difficult to identify external genitalia as 'male' or 'female'; early pubic hair and rapid growth in childhood; excessive facial hair, virilization and/or menstrual irregularity in adolescence; infertility due to anovulation; functional and average sized penis in cases involving extreme virilization (but no sperm), enlarged clitoris and shallow vagina; and pigmentation (due to raised ACTH with lack of cortisol).
The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of sedative agents on stress hormones (ACTH and cortisol), high-sensitivity troponin, pain, and anxiety of patients admitted to the emergency service with requirement of port catheterization that was guided by bedside ultrasound imaging and classified according to the American society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Classification System.
After ACTH stimulation 3 of BD patients (10.3%) and 5 AS patients (33.3%) had increased 17-OH-P concentrations >10 ng/mL.
Plasma concentrations of cortisol among patients with ectopic ACTH secretion were higher than in patients with adrenal (P = 0.0009) and pituitary CS (P = 0.0047).